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It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
Contradanza: Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers play the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Jan. 27-28Afro-Cuban music enjoys an evolutionary advantage over the rest of the jazz world. Like other points on the spectrum, it changes and grows over time, gaining in harmonic and formal complexity as it expands to incorporate a wide range of contemporary...
Lehigh Valley MusicSpyro Gyra is a jazz fusion group known for complicated rhythms and sounds born from so many different influences that it might be tempting to pass on them as too highbrow for the average music consumer. But its music is melodic and each member of the...
Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
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Culture MonsterBooks: “Innerviews: Music Without Borders” by Anil Prasad. Editor and publisher of the Web’s longest-running music magazine, Prasad collects his frank and often freewheeling interviews with a wide array of musicians: Joe Zawinul, Chris Whitley and...
Culture MonsterAlthough in recent years jazz could seem mired in defensive talk about the music's health or its makeup, 2010 felt different somehow. Whether it was the often sumptuous, jazz-drunk taste of New Orleans offered by David Simon & Co. in......
Culture MonsterGiven how Tigran Hamasyan’s career began, it might have been more surprising to learn the 23-year-old pianist didn’t one day sign to a major label. With his fourth album, "A Fable," due next month (his first for Universal France) the......
Pop & HissThe late keyboardist Joe Zawinul takes the contemporary prize, with Chick Corea and John McLaughlin getting the instrumental award. But singer Kurt Elling wins his first Grammy. In a year when the nominees in jazz featured a welcome number of......
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
Album of the Year: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock. Record of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse. Song of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (Amy Winehouse). New Artist: Amy Winehouse. Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson. Pop Vocal...
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Typically, the jazz nominations for the 45th Grammy Awards are a mix of prime choices, vaguely defined categories and entries that belong elsewhere. On the prime side, there is the classy best jazz instrumental album lineup. It's hard to go wrong with...
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